Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension [LP]
Catalogue No.: AKR150LP
Release Date: 25th September 2020
‘The Ascension’ is the long-awaited follow up to Sufjan’s 2015 album, ‘Carrie and Lowell’, and is the eighth studio album from the singer, songwriter and composer.
It is a salient collection of fifteen pop songs that, with sweeping editorial aplomb, interrogate the integrity and sustainability of our human existence.
The album seeks to confront the psychic trauma of our current apocalyptic condition by highlighting the disparity between survival and despair - while
trying to maintain a path towards truth and light.
Sufjan recorded almost everything on ‘The Ascension’ himself on his computer using a drum machine and a handful of synthesizers, his goal clear from the start: Keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep it moving.
“Equally extraordinary and powerful, Stevens’s new song is a 12-minute-plus masterpiece” - The Sunday Times (Hottest Tracks)
“‘America’ is a 12-minute triumph” - Clash
Double LP in tip-on gatefold sleeve.
Also available to independent retailers on clear vinyl.
Make Me An Offer I
Run Away With Me
Tell Me You Love Me
Goodbye To All That